Coca Cola (KO) is up $1.08 to $54.32 post earnings, the second best gainer in the Dow behind Caterpillar (CAT). Options volume is 3.5X the average daily, led by an Aug 55 – Nov 57.5 call spread bought at 15 cents, 15000X. Looks like a roll of bullish calls out a few months and up in strikes. Implied volatility in KO is down 10.5 percent to 16.5 (compared to a 52-week high and low of 31 and 13.)
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